NAB 2017: Aspera Partnerships Expand; Signiant Debuts Platform Advancements

LAS VEGAS — The list of companies exhibiting with Aspera at the NAB Show is almost as long and distinguished as the number of partners the IBM-run company has. And there’s good reason for that, according to François Quereuil, senior director of worldwide marketing for Aspera... More

NAB 2017: Tata Communications to Enter eSports Arena; Western Digital’s HGST Tackles UHD Storage Needs

LAS VEGAS -- Tata Communications is looking to capitalize on the soaring popularity of eSports and plans to offer services to help game companies broadcast competitive events globally, according to a company executive the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) interviewed... More

NAB 2017: Machine Learning and Cyber Threats; Studios Close to Early VOD

LAS VEGAS — Murali Rao, global head of cybersecurity and risk consulting for Wipro, is sympathetic to those charged with mitigating cyber threats inside media and entertainment organizations. Too often they don’t have all the necessary data needed to find out what went wrong,... More

M&E Journal: Audio Description: Television’s Talking Book

Veronika Hyks, BTI Studios - Audio description (AD) was once a concept known by very few in the TV and film industries, and practiced by even fewer. Today it is, if not the norm, certainly not unusual. Put simply, AD is a scripted narration that is woven into a television pro... More

NAB 2017: Content Security in the Era of Social Media no Easy Task

LAS VEGAS — Before social media, about the worst way you could spoil a movie for other people was by revealing the ending while walking out of a theater, with others waiting in line to see it. In an era of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the tiniest reveal has worldwide rep... More

NAB 2017: Wazee Upgrades Digital Media Hub; Prime Focus Unveils Mobile Production Management Solution

LAS VEGAS — Harris Morris, chairman and CEO of Wazee Digital, couldn’t be more pleased with how the technology behind his company’s cloud-native video management and licensing services has progressed. And the group maybe most responsible for Wazee’s advancement are the... More

NAB 2017: CTA, TV Makers Optimistic About 4K TVs, ATSC 3.0

LAS VEGAS — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and TV makers are upbeat about the sale of 4K TVs and arrival of ATSC 3.0, according to CTA and CE company executives attending the NAB Show this week. “I feel like we’re in a great position now and consumers are, too... More

NAB 2017: DXC, 5th Kind Execs Tout Security Tips to Overcome Challenges

LAS VEGAS — Broadcasters and other content creators face many cybersecurity challenges today, but there are various steps they can take to overcome those hurdles, executives at DXC Technology and 5th Kind told attendees at the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) Cy... More

NAB 2017: Technicolor Execs Talk VR, AR; Ooyala, Adobe Partner Up

LAS VEGAS — The new generation of immersive experiences that have been created by augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality offers new opportunities to create, distribute and consume entertainment content, according to Technicolor. But executives from the c... More

NAB 2017: NeuLion Touts Analytics Platform; Turner EMEA Looks to TiVo

LAS VEGAS — One of the winners of the 2017 NAB Show was NeuLion, which touted numerous partnerships, covering everything from OTT to virtual reality. But Chris Wagner, EVP and co-founder of the company, seemed most excited about a different launch: NeuLion ACE Analytics, a new ... More